A MEISSEN HAUSMALER TEABOWL AND SAUCER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION 1725-30
decorated in Augsburg, with gilt strapwork, the exterior of the teabowl and underside of saucer applied with three gilt branches issuing pink flowers, each alternated by finely tooled gilt scenes of either Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits or birds in branches, the interior of the teabowl with a bird in a branch, the saucer with four Chinoiserie figures on a strapwork pedestal reserved on a richly gilt ground.
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Teabowl - minor wear to gilding on rim.
Saucer - slight stacking wear to gilding, two minute chips and one shallow 1/8 inch chip to underside of rim
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
A European Royal House, Christie's, Geneva, June 7, 1968, part of lot 105 or 106
Christie's Geneva, November 12, 1976, lot 47
Christie's London, July 8, 2002, lot 95
Morley-Fletcher, 1971, p. 102
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 292, p. 596, illus.